Today I had to write a five-minuete autobiography. I wrote:

- At an early age I couldn’t decide between joining the circus or becoming a diamond thief.

- At the age of eight I moved to the desert with my parents and I decided to try and get parts in westerns, but was too short for all the roles.

- I eventually signed up for elementary school and paid my rent by selling bubble gum and baseball cards at inflated prices.

- When I saw my first drive-through movie I was shocked by how oblivious the actors were to the camera, and was convinced that they did not know they were being filmed. in return I figured the same thing was happening to me. I carried this fear until I was 15, and decided that whenever I start making films the characters must always acknowledge the camera so no other little boys would have to suffer like I did.